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Quest 2 / Quest Build 29.0 Release Notes

ShowbizDonkey
Oculus Community Manager
Oculus Community Manager

These features and enhancements will become available starting the week of May 17, 2021.

 

Multi-User Accounts and App Sharing for Quest

  • We launched Multi-User Accounts and App Sharing for Quest 2 in February and are excited to announce the release of Multi-User Accounts for Quest.
  • With this new addition, you can use multiple Oculus accounts on one headset.
  • Learn how to add additional accounts to your Oculus Quest.

Phone Notifications

  • You can now view Phone Notifications without removing your headset. You’ll receive notifications to your headset from apps you’ve enabled lock screen notifications for on your iPhone.
  • This feature is for iOS only, but Android support is coming soon.
  • If you use Oculus with Multi-User Accounts, your notifications will be secured and inaccessible by secondary account holders.
  • To begin receiving iPhone notifications to your Oculus headset, turn on Phone Notifications from the Devices section of your Oculus app.

File App

  • You’ll now be able to access, browse, manage, share, and organize files located on your VR device. Additionally, you will be able to download files from Oculus Browser to the Files App and upload files from your device to websites via Browser.

Passthrough Environment Shortcut

  • You’re now able to quickly access Passthrough through a new shortcut. Use this to set your default Home environment as Passthrough, and switch back and forth between reality and virtual reality. To access this shortcut, look for the Passthrough Home “eye” icon on the Quick Settings menu.

Light Theme

  • Light Theme is being introduced to Oculus Quest 2 and Quest. You’re able to change the appearance of system features and Oculus apps to a light theme.
  • To opt in to this experimental feature, open your Universal menu, Select Settings, then select Experimental Features. Choose Display Theme to select between a dark or light theme.

Universal Menu

  • We’ve redesigned our Universal menu to make it easier to multi-task and quickly access pinned and recently launched apps. You’ll still be able to access core system-level functions like your Settings, Notifications and headset battery level.

Night Display

  • We’ve added Night Display to your Settings. Now, you can change your display to warmer colors which may be easier on your eyes.
  • To begin using: With your headset on, open your Universal menu, select Settings, then select Device. Turn on Night Display and adjust the Display Warmth to a comfortable setting.

Record Audio with Headset Mic

  • We’ve added the ability to record your headset mic audio while recording video in VR. When you begin recording video, your mic audio will automatically begin recording as well.
  • To stop recording your mic audio, mute your mic in the Quick Actions menu.
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Pixie40
Level 9

Yeah, it is. And it started out awesome. Just wish I could reliably get some features to work like they are suppose to.

Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.

nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

Good stuff! Unfortunately, phone notifications require an iPhone 7 or newer, so I guess I'll have to consider upgrading my iPhone 6 at some point (not actually that big a deal to me, I'm not constantly glued to my phone like most people seem to be these days).

 

There's also a new casting feature coming to the phone app (Live Overlay) that makes it easier to create MR videos showing you overlayed on the VR footage, but that requires an iPhone XS or newer (details in the Oculus blog).

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Pixie40
Level 9

Sadly, that's again limited to Iphones right now. Which I find annoying cause I don't have an Iphone, and refuse to pay those prices for one.

 

To be fair though, my android cell phone is old too. It still works fine for what I use it for (receiving and making phone calls), so I've had no desire to "upgrade" it. I have a Galaxy Tab A tablet that I use instead for anything mobile related (games,  Nintendo Switch voice chat, router management app, Oculus app).

Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.

TomCgcmfc
Level 16

Got v29 on my Q1 today.  Same nice looking new universal menu (it's growing on me) but unfortunately no Air Link.  Wired Link with my official link cable continues to work very well though and I still have VD for wireless. 

 

Still good the Q1's still getting some love.  After getting v29 on my Q2 a few days ago I didn't think I'd see this for my Q1 in a month of Sundays, lol!

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Can't find where to turn on phone Notifications.  I have an Iphone 12pro max.  Looked in the device settings in the PC and phone apps and don't find it.

Pixie40
Level 9

Might have to be done in the quest it's self? Not sure. That's one feature I am ignoring the existence of. Besides the fact I refuse to buy an Iphone, my cell phone is... er... I think it's about 15 years old or so? **bleep**, didn't think I'd had it that long. No wonder it seems crappy anymore and barely has the space needed for the required apps (like the Tracfone account management app).

 

Maybe it's time to finally update it?

Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.

deKaro303
Level 4

@ShowbizDonkey Thank you! Nice update! 😎

nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
Volunteer Moderator

@Spyder17 wrote:

Can't find where to turn on phone Notifications.  I have an Iphone 12pro max.  Looked in the device settings in the PC and phone apps and don't find it.


It's supposed to be done in the iOS phone app Settings menu, but I'm not sure if that's Headset Settings (in the Devices section) or in the other settings menu that is accessible by tapping your avatar in the top-left corner. My iPhone is too old, so I won't have that option. It may also be that you need an update to the phone app for the new option to show up.

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lensmandave
Level 9

Updated just now and everything seems to be in place and working. However I've recently updated to the Oculus Elite battery Strap and I notice that the battery level indicator in home only shows a single reading whereas in Version 28 you could see separate values for headset and strap battery levels.

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Paradosso
Level 3

I have the v29 update on my Quest 1 but there isn't any Multiple Account option on my Experimental features menu.

I tried to reset my experimental features a couple of time without any luck.

What else can I do (besides factory reset)? Any suggestion?